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Crestview Youth Academy BDD / DD High-Risk Program /lori-jernigan crestview-youth-academy-bdd-dd-high-risk-program 4449 Straightline Road FL 32539 (850) 683-3908 (850) 683-5208 diwon.barron@youthopportunity.com 30, Ages 13-21 Youth Opportunity Investments, LLC http://www.youthopportunity.com/ High-Risk /facilities/restrictiveness-levels#High 1 Crestview Diwon Barron Facility Administrator

The Crestview Youth Academy (CYA) Borderline Developmental Disability (BDD) / Developmental Disability (DD) High-Risk Program is a secure residential program for 30 males, ages 13 to 21, which provides treatment services for adjudicated boys who meet the criteria for Borderline Developmental Disability Services and for those who meet the criteria for Developmental Disability Services.

The program provides Mental Health Overlay Services (MHOS) to youth with moderate-to-serious-mental health disorders and who may have a co-occurring substance-related disorder. These services are provided by clinical mental health staff.  Focus also is placed on security issues relevant to the youth's legal status by providing for the care, safety and protection of youth in an environment that fosters healthy social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. 

The anticipated, average length of stay is between nine months and a year, depending on the youth's pace of success in completing his individualized treatment plan and goals.

The Crestview Youth Academy is a Type 3 program offering English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and one elective course. The elective course is typically used to provide additional reading assistance to needy students or vocational training.

Education and vocational services are provided through the Okaloosa County School District. Vocational opportunities include: Masonry, Electronics Technician, Carpentry and Horticulture.

This program serves as a GED® test site.

  • From Tallahassee, take Interstate-10 West toward Crestview. 
  • Take Exit 56 off of Interstate-10. 
  • Head South on Highway 85 approximately 3 miles over the Shoal River bridge. 
  • Turn left onto Little Silver Road (there are signs that say DJJ and Okaloosa Correctional Institute).
  • Continue on Little Silver Road approximately 4 miles. 
  • Just past the Correctional Institute, turn left onto Straight Line Road. 
  • Crestview Youth Academy is the first building on the left after passing through the concrete pillars.